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What to do with a bunch of old timing gears from an aircraft maintenance workshop. Weld them together and stick a mining hose coupling and a pair of ball bearings on, and you have an echidna.
Would make a hefty door stop!
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great work mate. I like the clean shiny finish . Im sure you will get a buyer for that (if u can part with it)

 
Thanks for the comments and g'day Andrew. I'll probably keep that one, but I usually make two if I can. (And as you would know, you never make two exactly the same.) The other one, a little smaller is pictured below.
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I love it! It's a prime example of why you are on my must read list. That little stack of gears has more personality that some people I know.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Play fair, there are more than aircraft timing gears in there, I spotted pushbike and motorbike chain cogs as well.  I spent plenty of time putting those engines together so I recognise some of them as cam drive gears and idler/transfer gears, and the face of the little one is a pump or generator drive gear.  Very inventive use of what would otherwise be scapped so congratulations.  How much are you selling them for?

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Play fair, there are more than aircraft timing gears in there, I spotted pushbike and motorbike chain cogs as well.  I spent plenty of time putting those engines together so I recognise some of them as cam drive gears and idler/transfer gears, and the face of the little one is a pump or generator drive gear.  Very inventive use of what would otherwise be scapped so congratulations.  How much are you selling them for?

 
Yes, you're right - I used the pushbike sprocket set as a handy reducer to the nose. But most of them are from aircraft engines - Continental I think, given to me by a local LAME during his workshop clearup. I have a heap of pistons, valves and springs, camshafts, plugs and other stuff. A lot of components he had were heavily plated and I'm not keen on welding that stuff.
And I don't know what I would sell them for. Probably about $50. I'll keep one for my collection of junk art and probably give the other away.

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